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  • by Karma Loveday

Thames Water appoints former Payments Systems Regulator as non-executive director


Thames Water has appointed former Payment Systems Regulator, chief executive, Hannah Nixon as an independent non-executive director

Nixon (pictured) has more than 25 years’ experience in the regulation, finance and energy sectors. This included six years at Ofgem alongside former Ofgem chief, Alistair Buchanan, whom she replaces on the Thames board.

Nixon holds non-executive director positions at the National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) and the Jersey Competition & Regulatory Authority.

She was the first chief executive of the Payment Systems Regulator – the economic regulator of the UK’s £80 trillion payments industry and the first of its kind in the world. At Ofgem she led the development and implementation of the current network price control framework, and was head of regulatory economics at the Office of Rail Regulation.


In 2018, Thames pledged independent non-executive directors would form the single largest group on its board as part of a bid to boost transparency for customers and stakeholders..

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